Belshazzar was the son (some scholars say the grandson) of the great Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar’s story of how he came to recognize God as the one true God is one of my favorites, but, unfortunately, Belshazzar died without ever coming to the same truth as his father. From the brief appearance that Belshazzar’s mother makes in Daniel 5:10-12, it appears that she also recognized the power and the people of God. Continue reading
It doesn’t matter what people call you. It only matters what you answer to.
Imagine going through life without having the support and love of others. Think about how lonely it would be without having a shoulder to cry on when you feel sad, without having someone who can put an arm around you and comfort you, having no one with whom you can share all your jokes, secrets, fears, and dreams.
Telling a friend you want to put an end to your relationship can be a difficult thing to do, especially when you want to do it without hurting their feelings. However it is sometimes necessary in life to move on from a friendship that has grown cold or a friendship that
is tearing you down and pushing you further away from Christ. But you do not have to be mean or awkward about it to someone you once called a friend.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
– Psalm 46:1-3